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Re: "Hard Install"



On 02/10/98 at 06:33 PM, Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> said:

>On Mon, Feb 09, 1998 at 09:56:49PM +0000, George R wrote:
 
>> Is this just Win95 or do other OS's mess with the CMOS?  In 10+ years I've
>> only experianced this with Win95.

>Well, Windows 95 has only been out for two and a half so that could be 
>difficult! :-) But in nearly 10 years I've never seen anything do it at
>all.

Well, I've only messed with 95 for a few months.  DOS, OS/2, Win3.x didn't
ever do that and Win3.x seemed to major in unstable.

>If certain junk gets written to the appropriate IO ports the CMOS will
>get trashed. I can't think of a reason why Windows 95 in particular would
>cause this more than other systems, but there might be a reason and it's
>not necessarily a Microsoft plot either.

Hadn't considered a MS plot.

Hanlon's razor:  
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.


>> Once again the answer to a weird Win95 question comes from a Linux user. 
>> Am I seeing a trend?

>I don't understand what you mean.

Well, in various Linux newsgroups, MS supporters troll/advocate WinXX as
being stable/wonderful.  Some non-windows user brings up problem xyz that
caused their exodus from MS.  The MS drone claims it can't happen, the
complainer is an idiot.  Some Linux user(fairly new convert) then give the
why it happened and how(if possible) to minimize/prevent it from happening
again.

So, the trend seems to be:  bang your head against MS until you have the
answers to the problems that can be fixed and the thing still crashes. 
Then go find something else(Linux being a popular choice).

George

 
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